the air inhaled and exhaled in respiration.
respiration, especially as necessary to life.
Breath was the first moment of awakening man knew. We have been trying to discover how to breathe ever since.
Gen 2:7 And God formed man of the dust of the ground, and breathed into his nostrils the breath of life; and man became a living soul.
And man knew, reasoned, felt, hungered, thirsted, longed, yearned, desired, laughed, breathed- man became and the war of Becoming was started, as the serpent crept in to unmake the soul made in the image of God.
Mat 16:26 For what profit is it to a man if he gains the whole world, and loses his own soul? Or what will a man give in exchange for his soul?
Our Lord wrested dominion of the souls of earth from the grasp of the prince of the age, denying the kingdoms of this world that we might live for the kingdom of Heaven.
Mat 4:8 -9 Again, the devil took Him up on an exceedingly high mountain, and showed Him all the kingdoms of the world and their glory. And he said to Him, “All these things I will give You if You will fall down and worship me.”
“Love the Lord your God with all your heart
and with all your soul
and with all your mind.’
This is the first and greatest commandment.”
We have a command to love, agapao, to intensely breathe after, in Hebrew, the Lord our God. To set our breathe upon the one who gave us life, and leads us in life, the Bishop of our souls. The gift of empowering grace has been sent to lead us to the Fathers Heart, to glorify the Son of God in our midst and bring to our remembrance all things. Ancient memories and undiscovered truths hidden in the Word who is the Manna of life.
John 20:22 And when He had said this, He breathed on them, and said to them, “Receive the Holy Spirit.
Pause. Catch your breath. Listen to your soul breathe.